It’s been a while since we’ve seen Liam Neeson bitchslap some bad guys but it looks like he’s about to go out for some good old-fashioned revenge in a movie called Hard Powder. Adapting Moland’s Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, Hard Powder sees Neeson playing Nels, an upright snowplow driver in a glitzy Colorado ski town whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by the powerful local drug kingpin. He then seeks to dismantle the cartel, but his vengeful crusade sparks a turf war between a Viking gangster and a Native American mafia boss.
It’s set to be directed by Hans Petter Moland and will likely be released in 2018.
Before that though Neeson reunites with the ‘Unknown’ director Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘The Commuter’; the title is as exciting as ‘The Accountant’ but Liam rarely disappoints when it comes to ass-kicking and with a supporting cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill and Elizabeth McGovern it promises to be a good time.
The Commuter tells the tale of Michael, an insurance salesman who is on his daily commute home, when it quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.
That sounds like it will be edge of your seat stuff so I’m looking forward to getting a glimpse at a trailer.
‘The Commuter’ is slated for release October 13, 2017